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Startup career tradeoffs  

Here's a long and thoughtful article by Charlie O'Donnell, offering some insight into startup career paths. The article breaks things down into three axes:

  1. Risky company vs de-risked company
  2. Role you get vs role you want
  3. Own business vs someone else's business

And an important quote about running your own business:

Prove something to yourself about your potential for success before you raise enough money to get stuck in the idea for two years. Launch, sell a customer, or de-risk something important, because, in this environment, your biggest cost is opportunity cost.

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